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NEW YORK — The Thursday, August 17 LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History auction at Swann Galleries is a testament to the growing interest in this newly defined area of collecting. In keeping with previous years, the material represents a broad and exciting swath of 19th- and 20th-century political, social and sexual culture. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK — The summer Vintage Poster auction at Swann Galleries on Thursday, August 3, will feature one of the largest and most impressive collections of Italian Liberty-style posters to come to market in decades. Additional highlights include Art Nouveau and Art Deco images from across the globe, summer travel posters to inspire wanderlust, and a selection of propaganda posters from both world wars. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK — Books and manuscripts had a standout winter-spring season at Swann Galleries. “As a company whose origins are as a book auction house, it is reaffirming to see this growth, over 25%, in our book department over the last year. Even more exciting is that the results reflect not only strength in our established departments but also great momentum in our latest specialized sale, Focus on Women,” said President Nicholas D. Lowry. The top auctions of the season included two record-breakers in their respective categories: Printed & Manuscript African Americana and Early Printed Books. Both sales recorded their highest totals in history at the house: African Americana earned $1,378,838 on March 30, and the timed online auction of Early Printed Books closed on May 4 at $1,326,560. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK — Swann Galleries’ third iteration of Focus on Women, an auction dedicated to the contributions of women to art, life and society, brought $361,090. That total exceeds the estimate for the June 1 auction, with archives and literature among the leading items of the sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK — Swann Galleries’ Focus on Women auction is scheduled for Thursday, June 1. The sale pulls together an eclectic selection of material representing women’s contributions to art, life and society. From Louisa May Alcott to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Catherine the Great to Susan B. Anthony, and Jane Austen to Amelia Earhart, the works of many famous women are included, but the sale wouldn’t fulfill its brief without emphasizing the everyday lives of women and their unsung accomplishments and triumphs. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK — Swann Galleries will present A Singular History of Photography: 100 Works from the Stephen White Collection in the spring Fine Photographs auction on Thursday, April 27. This dynamic offering tells the history of the medium through White’s distinct perspective; one honed through decades in the business collecting and selling, and as many years living with, studying and loving photographs. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK — Swann Galleries’ annual Printed & Manuscript African Americana auction on March 30 was, by a wide margin, the most successful in its 28-year history. The event set records, with $1,377,463 in total sales and an even 94% sell-through rate. Eight lots hit the $50,000 mark — after only 14 lots hit that mark in the previous 27 years combined. It was the third-largest sale in the long history of the house’s book department, behind only two noted single-owner sales, the Epstein sale of 1992 and the Ford sale of 2012.
NEW YORK — Swann Auction Galleries‘ spring offering of African American Art will take place on Thursday, April 6, featuring a broad range of scarce and significant art from the Harlem Renaissance to the Post-War and Contemporary periods. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.